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July 10, 2013
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E-fairness could lead to more tenants for shopping centers: Panelists

If web-based retailers are required to collect sales taxes the same way their brick-and-mortar competitors do, landlords are likely to have a slew of new tenants to choose from as these chains launch their own physical stores to stay competitive, experts noted at ICSC’s very first SCTLive event, on Tuesday in New York City. The…

July 9, 2013
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Introducing the ICSC Foundation Community Support Awards

While our industry was dealt quite the blow during the economic recession, and we’re well on our way to recovery, albeit it a slow and cautious one, we never lost sight of what is truly important and what makes our shopping centers and our industry great –our communities. Throughout the hardships of the last few…

May 18, 2013
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The Emergence of Mobile-Based Shopper Research

By: Stephanie Shriver-Engdhal, Vice President of Digital Strategy at Forest City Enterprises Many moons ago, shopping center industry leaders would daydream about tapping into the brains of their customers – what were they thinking? Where were they going? Why didn’t they walk over here, or over there? While we may still not be able to…

November 1, 2012
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Throwback Thursdays- Toast to the ‘sister’ centers

The first know international relationship between shopping centers occurred in 1985 with the bond between Fremont Hub in California and Kamishiba Center in Fukaya, Japan. The official collaboration was made at the annual merchant’s association dinner, set in a Japanese theme.

September 13, 2012
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Throwback Thursdays-All About The Image

M.G Herring, president of Herring Group speaks on the possibility of mixing off-price and traditional retailers in the same shopping centers “The key to success lies in market strategy. Define the market and design a strategy to attract it. Tie it all back to the merchandise and the image.”

September 6, 2012
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Throwback Thursdays- Shopping center owner and part time psychiatrist 1982

When it comes to ICSC members they know how to create a positive relationship with their tenants. C. Dale Flowers wants to know everything and anything about the on goings of his shopping centers. He even said, "Sometimes I find myself playing psychiatrist; 95% of the time they know there is nothing you can do.…